*Warning! Potential spoilers below!*
Monday night I got to go to an exclusive preview of Guardians of the Galaxy!
I went to the screening at Northpark and got there literally minutes before it started. Luckily, there was still a couple of seats left. Not so luckily, they were on the very front row at the very end.
Getting the tickets was easy, I just had to reserve them online about a week beforehand. The preview was in 3D and they had awesome posters at the table where you turned in your ticket.
Now to the good stuff – the preview.
Let me just preface this by saying that even in basically the worst seat in the house, it was 17 minutes of pure awesomeness.
Introduced by James Gunn, the scene is basically Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Groot (Vin Diesel), and Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) being arrested and working together to get out of prison. Star-Lord starts off as an outsider to the group, but is quickly initiated as one of the guys. Gamora is pegged as a trouble maker, but proves quickly she can hold her own.
Groot and Rocket have an amazing chemistry and steal the show. Groot’s dialogue consists completely of “I am Groot” but Rocket is able to get much more out of it than that. Rocket is hilarious, super witty, and very confident in his ability to put together a solid plan of escape. The two work together flawlessly and it’s really neat to see Groot’s personality come through without him having to talk.
About mid-battle Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) enters the scene and quickly sides himself with the Guardians. By the way, during the climax of the fighting “Hooked on a Feeling” was playing, which was literally the most perfect soundtrack ever for the battle. Drax is super literal, as Rocket commented “A metaphor would go right over his head.” To which Drax responds “Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast and I will catch it.”
There was lots of Thanos talk, comedic wit, epic special effects, and great character chemistry. The preview definitely did it’s job of making me anxious for the movie.
After the scene they played an extended trailer which you can see here:
Guardians of the Galaxy comes to theaters August 1.